Palmdale Animal Care Center

Palmdale Animal Care Center

Palmdale, CA

The Palmdale Animal Care Center (ACC) was recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) with a 2016 APWA Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow (B.E.S.T.) award in the regional facilities category for project of the year. The Southern California Chapter of APWA recognizes public agencies for outstanding public works projects in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

This is a County owned animal shelter which utilized the design-build delivery method. This facility includes 67 indoor, double-sided kennels, 6 of which are designated as quarantine dog kennels and 5 are for dog isolation. Interior rooms accommodate kennels for cat adoption, quarantine, and isolation, as well as kennels for puppies and small breeds. The facility supports animal control services and has a full veterinary clinic. There are two building entries: one to the adoption center and one for the clinic. The rear of the building includes a fully enclosed sally port for animal containment at receiving. The building wraps around an interior courtyard with synthetic grass and a fabric shade that was designed to host community dog training classes. This project is projected to achieve a sustainability level of LEED silver.

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Completion Date:

July 2016